๐Ÿ”ฅ Coming in Hotter Than This Weather: new cafes, yuzu-lemonade, and more

Starting off the spring season with new cafes, refreshing yuzu-lemonade, and so much growth! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ‹ Read on for all the amazingness happening across our ecosystem. 

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ†Ecosystem Wins

  • Compass Coffee opens their 19th cafรฉ and their second drive-thru in West Falls Church. More details here
  • Maspanadas is the fastest growing empanadas company in the country by sales! 
  • Compass Coffee served as the exclusive coffee provider at First Lady Jill Biden's Military Kids Workout on the White House South Lawn. Read more here.
  • Snacklins welcomes new President Graham McLaughlin 
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๐Ÿš€Product Launch + New Retail Rollouts

  • Caribe Juice and WTRMLN WTR are now available in over 12,000 stores nationwide including Whole Foods Market, Target, Costco, Stop & Shop.
  • Yuuz, founded by Miki Yanai, launches a line of yuzu-lemonade.  Yuzu, a cousin fruit of the lemon, was first introduced to Japan over a thousand years ago and represents an integral part of their culture. 

Wildcard Incubator Visits Union Kitchen

Wildcard Incubator Founder Visits Union Kitchen from Japan

We welcomed Nobu Kumagai from Wildcard Incubator in Tokyo, Japan for a behind the scenes look at Union Kitchen and our ecosystem!

Nobu met with Cullen Gilchrist, CEO and Founder of Union Kitchen, to learn about the latest in CPG innovation and what makes a product truly consumer-driven. 

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